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National Disability Employment Awareness Month A month to ponder diversity, opportunities

Posted October 26, 2012 by Darcy Painter

Oct. 24, the California State Legislature declared this month as “Dwarfism Awareness Month” and Assemblymen Jared Huffman presented a framed copy of Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 152 to leaders of the Little People of America, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides support and information to people of short stature and their families. With this declaration…

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‘Lean forward’ to make a difference

Posted January 11, 2013 by Col. Miguel Colón

How many times have you heard a soccer, baseball or football coach tell his players to lean forward? In my experience, a good coach will always provide this advice. You may wonder, what makes this advice so important in sports? Leaning forward enables the player to be in a position that allows him or her…

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Never walk past a problem

Posted May 17, 2013 by Chief Master Sgt. Robert Mueller

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash.†-†Sometimes the lessons we learn as children prove helpful to our careers. My dad worked for a Fortune 100 company for many years. One day he told me how dozens of the company’s leadership had been fired because a low level employee sent a personal email using a company computer. His…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted August 16, 2013 by tomlear

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Valley Forge is known as a dark time for the fledgling Continental Army. The soldiers were battle-weary, without food and clothing, and ready to quit.  Yet after a six-month encampment, the same Army proved itself successful in battle.  A transformation took…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted November 22, 2013 by

We invite you to think and pray with us each Friday as we seek to grow in our faith. Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Everyone tells you to be thankful this time of year but sometimes there are things that happen in your life that…

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Civ-Mil Group builds bonds with Team Edwards

Posted February 14, 2014 by Master Sgt. Eric Jackson

Many of you haven’t personally heard of the Civilian-Military Group or know who they are composed of, but I can attest and ensure you that hundreds of Edwards Airmen and their families have been the recipients of their generosity and unwavering support. As an Air Force First Sergeant, I’ve had the distinct pleasure and honor…

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Specialized training, specialized equipment, specialized personnel – The Big Three

Posted May 16, 2014 by Jacob McAfee

PALMDALE, Calif.-When you think of the firefighting profession the first thing that comes to most minds is fire, but what you may not know is that today, more than ever, the fire service provides a large spectrum of other services the average person does not even realize. Air Force Plant 42 Fire and Emergency Services…

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Celebrating freedom with pride this July 4th

Posted June 29, 2012 by by Chief Master Sgt. David VanVlack

This story starts 11 days before the 4th of July on June 25, 1996. I was in the U.S. Air Force, deployed to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. On that night, I was bare-chested, clad in jeans and tennis shoes as I turned my back to a sliding glass door. The…

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A Letter to the Team

Posted November 9, 2012 by

Team I’m sure everyone is looking forward to the upcoming 3-day weekend. The long weekend provides us a great opportunity to relax, enjoy ourselves, spend some time with family, and recharge our batteries. I actually plan to do all of those myself, and I hope you and yours get the opportunity to do something fun….

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Plan ahead for those you love

Posted February 22, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Alexander W. Riedel

Last year, I dealt with the death of two people close to me. In September, my father passed away unexpectedly at the age of 59, due to an illness. The man I thought to be indestructible, suddenly was gone. Almost exactly two months later, a long-time friend also passed away in the hospital when complications…

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